Recent advancements in stimulated-Brillouin-scattering slow light


Journal Article (Review)

A review on the work performed by our group on slow light via Stimulating Brillouin scattering (SBS) is presented. We describe the fundamentals of the slow-light phenomena and how SBS can be used to obtain tunable optical delays in optical fibers. We then review the mechanisms to overcome the limitations imposed by the narrow SBS resonance bandwidth and to optimize the slow-light performance for data rates used in modern telecommunication networks. We also describe the process of coherent light storage in optical fibers based on SBS which paves the way to optical buffering applications. Finally, future perspectives of this exciting field of research are discussed. © Sociedad Española de Óptica.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cabrera-Granado, E; Gauthier, DJ

Published Date

  • December 1, 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 41 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 313 - 323

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2171-8814

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0030-3917

Citation Source

  • Scopus